Self-driving cars mean less organ donors


For all the good that self-driving cars will bring, there’s always a way to look on the bad side:

As technology takes the wheel, road deaths due to driver error will begin to diminish. It’s a transformative advancement, but one that comes with consequences in an unexpected place: organ donation.

Here’s why:

It’s morbid, but the truth is that due to limitations on who can contribute transplants, among the most reliable sources for healthy organs and tissues are the more than 35,000 people killed each year on American roads. Currently, 1 in 5 organ donations comes from the victim of a vehicular accident.

Via Slate

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By Craig Bailey